Funeral Service

Time: 11.15am

Date: Tuesday 2n November 2021

Service Details:
The service will be held in All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium

Shirley Greenwood

On 24th October 2021 peacefully at her home, Shirley, aged 85 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The dearly beloved wife of the late Jack, much loved and loving mum of Christopher, Linda and Helen, dear mother in law of Dee, Michael and Ted, also a wonderful grandma and devoted great grandma of Myles.

Shirley was first and foremost a lady who loved and cherished her family and she adored all children. Following her first job at Broadoak on the shop floor, where she made many friends, Shirley then became a childminder. She loved knitting and every one in Clayton has had one of Shirley’s beautifully knitted jumpers at one time. She was a familiar face whether pushing a pram or walking to the shops and she loved to stop and chat with everyone.  Church was a big part of her life and Shirley was a member of  The Mother’s Union at All Saints and a past Church Warden at St James Mission in Clayton-le-Moors, which always remained close to her heart. Shirley enjoyed her word searches, dominoes and playing Bingo. She also enjoyed her holidays at the caravan and various holiday camps. She will be remembered for her loving care, practical ways and always being there when you needed some good advice. Shirley was inspirational in her love and devotion to her family.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Shirley are being gratefully received on behalf of All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors or to St James Church, Altham via the blue donate button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Shirley’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Shirley Greenwood


Sarah Turner

So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Shirly from the Blind Society.


Laura Mulligan (Nee Jackson)

Sincere condolences on the loss of your mum. Whenever Mrs Greenwood is mentioned I always picture her standing on the doorstep on Whalley Rd, arms crossed, floral dress and perfectly curled hair. I don’t think I ever really had a conversation with her and I certainly never referred to her as Shirley. She was a regular customer in my parent’s sweet shop where I served her on many occasions. A true Claytoner with a strong character and presence who was greatly respected by many generations. RIP Mrs Greenwood.


Carol Purcell nee Wright

Deepest condolences to Shirley’s family on behalf of the family of the late Margaret and John Wright. We all remember Shirley from our childhood, she did a lot of good work for the church and the community. Lynn, Julie, Carol and Andrew.


Wendy and Geoff 

I have a lovely thought in my mind of Shirley catching up with all the gossip and goings-on in Clayton with my mum since they last met xx Our thoughts with the family from Wendy and Geoff x


Suzanne Tomlinson

So sorry for your loss. May she now test in peace x


Valerie Crook & Family

Thinking of you all at this sad time x